Topic: Agriculture and regional development

Local Roads Funding Boost For South Gippsland Farmers

South Gippsland farmers are set to get produce from farm to market more efficiently with the announcement today of the Andrews Labor Government’s Local Roads to Market Program. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced nearly $800,000 toward the cost of upgrading important agricultural transport routes in the region. Local Roads to Market […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Fixing Mobile Blackspots On State’s Busiest V/Line Routes

The Andrews Labor Government will fix mobile blackspots along the state’s five busiest regional rail corridors by partnering with our largest mobile carriers – Telstra, Optus and Vodafone – in an Australian first project. The $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project will significantly improve mobile coverage and connectivity for commuters along the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, Northern Victoria Region, Western Victoria Region

Industrial Land Opportunities Beckon For Hamilton

Hamilton’s economy is on track for a major boost with the creation of a new industrial land estate, which will secure local jobs and create new regional business opportunities. Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford, was in Hamilton today to tour the site of the proposed industrial estate and to meet with business and community […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development, Western Victoria Region

A Breakthrough For Maryborough’s Princes Park

Maryborough’s Princes Park, the home of the RACV Energy Breakthrough challenge, has been upgraded and is better than ever thanks to a $367,000 investment from the Andrews Labor Government. Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria, Danielle Green visited the completed project, which was delivered in partnership with Central Goldfields Shire Council. Princes Park features sporting ovals, […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Wheatlands Agricultual Machinery Museum Upgraded

The new and improved Wheatlands Agricultural Machinery Museum, housing the largest collection of historical machinery in Australia, was officially opened today by Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria Danielle Green. Secured with a $100,000 grant from the Andrews Labor Government, the upgraded museum will see thousands of  people flock to Warracknabeal for a piece of agricultural […]

Categories: Media Release

Extra Jobs Boost For Ballarat Manufacturer

Albins Performance Transmissions will be able to expand its operation creating 20 new jobs, thanks to support from the Andrews Labor Government. It comes on top of funding announced last week by the Labor Government, bringing the total number of new jobs at the iconic Ballarat manufacturer to 45. In Ballarat today, Minister for Regional […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Regional Development

Victoria Flexes Its Aquaculture Mussels (And Oysters)

Aquaculture in Victoria will have room to expand with the largest ever allocation of new sites in Port Phillip and Western Port Bay announced today by the Andrews Labor Government. The additional aquaculture sites are included in a new Victorian Aquaculture Strategy launched today in Portarlington by Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford. The Strategy will […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Bright Ideas Sprout For AgTech Innovation

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford, will tonight hear from Victoria’s leading young farmers and aspiring entrepreneurs about digital innovation and start-ups at Australia’s only dedicated AgTech Accelerator program, SproutX. The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back our primary producers in their application and adoption of new technology and is helping turn ideas into reality. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

World Leading Wine Experts Get A Taste Of Victoria

Fifty of the world’s best sommeliers have raised a glass to Victoria’s reputation as an international wine destination. Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, welcomed the wine experts at a lunch in Melbourne today to launch the sommeliers program which will run side-by-side the World’s 50 Best Restaurants (W50B) program. The visiting sommeliers will tour five […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture

Digital Roundtable To Focus On Accelerating New Tech

Harnessing the benefits of new on-farm technology and ensuring Victoria is at the centre of online and digital innovation will be the focus of the first Digital Roundtable today. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development, Jaala Pulford will chair the roundtable discussion bringing together farmers, technology experts and industry leaders. In the agriculture sector, new […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Agriculture